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Canada*

General Country Information
Capital: Ottawa
Population: 33,759,742 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Federal Parliamentary Democracy / Constitutional Monarchy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 18.25 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile:
21.455 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 7.193 million (2009)
Internet users: 25.086 million (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.67
World Rank 2005/2006: 17

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

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» Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Accessible Transportation Directorate of the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N9
Canada
http://www.cta-otc.gc.ca
Email: info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Tel: +1-888-222-2592+1-888-222-2592 FREE
TTY: 1-800-669-5575
Fax: +1-819-997-6727

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALA)
720 Belfast Road, Suite 104
Ottawa K1G 0Z5
Canada
http://www.ala.ca
Email: ala@ala.ca
Tel: +1-613-244-0052+1-613-244-0052 FREE / +1-800-771-0663+1-800-771-0663 FREE
TTY: 1-888-771-0663
Fax: +1-613-244-4857

AMI - Quebec - Action on Mental Illness
6875 Decarie Blvd., Suite 300,
Montreal, Quebec H3W 3E4,
Canada
http://www.amiquebec.org
Email: info@amiquebec.org
Tel: +1-514-486-1448+1-514-486-1448 FREE / +1-877-303-0264+1-877-303-0264 FREE

Atlantic Centre of Research, Access and Support for Students with Disabilities
Saint Mary's University
923 Robie Street, 3rd floor Student Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 3C3
Canada
http://www.smu.ca/administration/atlcentre
Email: david.leitch@smu.ca
Tel: +1-902-420-5452+1-902-420-5452 FREE
TTY: +1-902-425-1257
Fax: +1-902-496-8122

Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC)
440 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 200,
Ottawa, Canada K1R 7X6
http://www.biac-aclc.ca
Email: info@biac-aclc.ca
Tel: +1-613-762-1222+1-613-762-1222 FREE
Toll free: +1-866-977-2492+1-866-977-2492 FREE
Fax: +1-613-782-2228

Canadian Abilities Foundation (CAF)
BCS Communications Ltd.
255 Duncan Mill Road, Suite 803
Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H9
Canada
http://www.abilities.ca
Email: web@abilities.ca
Tel: +1-416-421-7944+1-416-421-7944 FREE
Fax: +1-416-421-8418

Canadian Association for Community Living
Kinsmen Building, York University
4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
http://www.cacl.ca/
Email: inform@cacl.ca
Tel: +1-416-6619611+1-416-6619611 FREE
Fax: +1-416-6615701 

Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD)
251 Bank Street, Suite 303
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
Canada
http://www.cad.ca
Email: info@cad.ca
Tel / TTY: +1-613-565-2882
Fax: +1-613-565-1207

Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS)
56, The Promenade
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H9
Canada
http://www.disabilitystudies.ca
Email: ccds@disabilitystudies.ca
Tel: +1-204-287-8411+1-204-287-8411 FREE
TTY: +1-204-475-6223
Fax: +1-204-284-5343

Canadian Hearing Society (CHS)
271 Spadina Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 2V3 Canada
http://www.chs.ca
Email: info@chs.ca
Tel: +1-877-347-3427+1-877-347-3427 FREE
TTY: +1-877-216-7310

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
1110-151 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Canada
http://www.cmha.ca
Email: info@ontario.cmha.ca
Tel: +1-416-977-5580+1-416-977-5580 FREE
Fax: +1-416-977-2813

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
CNIB National Office
1929 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 3E8
Canada
http://www.cnib.ca
Email: info@cnib.ca
Tel: +1-800-563-2642+1-800-563-2642 FREE / +1-416-480-7520+1-416-480-7520 FREE
Fax: +1-416-480-7700

Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR)
1240 Bay Street, Suite 600
Toronto, ON M5R 2A7
Canada
http://www.hivandrehab.ca
Email: info@hivandrehab.ca
Tel: +1-416-513-0440+1-416-513-0440 FREE
Fax: +1-416-595-0094

 
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) - DPI National Assembly
Anthony Dolan
Somerset Building
926-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B9
Canada
http://www.ccdonline.ca
Email: ccd@ccdonline.ca
Tel: +1-204-947-0303+1-204-947-0303 FREE
TTY: +204-943-4757
Fax: +1-204-942-4625

Deaf Children's Society of British Columbia
200-7355 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V3N 4Z6
Canada
http://www.deafchildren.bc.ca
Email: deafbc@deafchildren.bc.ca
Tel: +1-604-525-6056+1-604-525-6056 FREE
TTY: +1-604-525-9390
Fax: +1-604-525-7307

Déficience Intellectuelle, Troubles Envahissants du Développment et Intersectorialité
Quebec, Canada
http://www.interteddi.ca
Tel: +1-514-364-2282+1-514-364-2282 FREE
Fax: +1-514-363-3023

Disability Rights Promotion International
York University, 5021 TEL Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada
http://www.yorku.ca/drpi
Email: drpi@yorku.ca
Tel: +1-416-736-2100+1-416-736-2100 FREE
Fax: +1-416-736-5986

Disabled Peoples' International (DPI) - Headquarters
Unit #1, 110 Didsbury Road
Kanata, ON K2T 0C2
Canada
http://www.dpi.org
Email: secretariat.dpi@gmail.com

Tel: +1-603-702-6605

DisAbled Women's Network Canada (DAWN)
110, Sainte-Thérèse #505
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1E6
Canada
http://www.DAWNcanada.net
Email: admin@dawncanada.net
Tel: +1-514-396-0009+1-514-396-0009 FREE
Fax: +1-514-396-6585

Edmonton Epilepsy Association
11007 124 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5M OJ5
Canada
http://www.edmontonepilepsy.org
Email: info@edmontonepilepsy.org
Tel: +1-780-488-9600+1-780-488-9600 FREE
Toll free: 1-866-EPILEPSY1-866-EPILEPSY FREE (374-5377)
Fax: +1-780-447-5486

Epilepsy Ontario
Suite 803, 3100 Steeles Avenue East
Markham, ON Canada L3R 8T3
http://www.epilepsyontario.org
Email: info@epilepsyontario.org
Tel: +1-905-474-9696+1-905-474-9696 FREE
Toll free: 1-800-463-11191-800-463-1119 FREE
Fax: +1-905-474-3663

Epilepsy Toronto
468 Queen St. East, Suite 210
Toronto, ON M5A 1T7
Canada
http://www.epilepsytoronto.org
Email:
info@epilepsytoronto.org
Tel: +1-416-964-9095+1-416-964-9095 FREE
Fax: +1-416-964-2492

Groupe Régional de Défense des Droits en Santé Mentale
RAIDDAT, 8, rue Gamble O
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec J9X 2R2
Canada
http://www.raiddat.org
Email: raiddat3@cablevision.qc.ca
Tel: +1-819-762-3266+1-819-762-3266 FREE / +1-888-762-3266+1-888-762-3266 FREE
Fax: +1-819-762-8322

Independent Living Canada
402-214 Montreal Road,
Ottowa, Ontario K1L 8L8
Canada
http://www.cailc.ca
Email: info@ilc-vac.ca
T
el: +1-613-563-2581+1-613-563-2581 FREE
TTY: +1-613-563-4215
Fax: +1-613-563-3861

KickStart (Society for Disability Arts and Culture)
Canada
http://www.icasc.ca/kickstart
Email: info@icasc.ca

Kéroul - Tourism and Culture for People with Restricted Physical Ability
4545 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montreal, Quebec H1V 0B2
Canada
http://www.keroul.qc.ca/en
Email: infos@keroul.qc.ca
Tel: +1-514-252-3104+1-514-252-3104 FREE
Fax: +1-514-254-0766

Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta Edmonton Chapter
P.O. Box 29011, Lendrum P.O.
Edmonton, AB T6H 5Z6
Canada
http://www.ldalberta.ca
Email: execdir@LDAlberta.ca
Tel: +1-780-466-1011+1-780-466-1011 FREE

Learning Disability Association of Ontario
365 Evans Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M8Z 1K2
Canada
http://www.ldao.ca
Email:
dianew@ldao.ca
Tel: +1-416-929-4311+1-416-929-4311 FREE
Fax: +1-416-929-3905

March of Dimes
10 Overlea Blvd.
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4
Canada
http://www.marchofdimes.ca/
Email: aodafeedback@marchofdimes.ca
Tel: +1-416-425-3463+1-416-425-3463 FREE
Toll-free: +1-800-263-3463+1-800-263-3463 FREE
Fax: +1-416-425-1920

Motor Adaptation Foundation
CP 8729
Sainte-Foy, Quebec G1V 4N6
Canada
http://www.fam-canada.org/en

Email: info@fam-canada.org
Tel: +1-418-656-7008+1-418-656-7008 FREE
Fax: +1-418-656-3020

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426, Unicentre
1125 Colonel By Drive
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Canada
http://www.neads.ca
Email: info@neads.ca
Tel: +1-613-380-8065+1-613-380-8065 FREE
Fax: +1-613-369-4391

Neil Squire Society
Suite 220, 2250 Boundary Road
Burnaby, BC V5M 3Z3
Canada
http://www.neilsquire.ca/
Email: info@neilsquire.ca
Tel: +1-604-473-9363+1-604-473-9363 FREE
Fax: +1-604-473-9364
Toll Free: +1-877-673-4636+1-877-673-4636 FREE

Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA)
3550 Schmon Parkwayt, 2nd floor,
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
Canada
http://www.obia.ca
Email: obia@obia.on.ca
Tel: +1-905-641-8877+1-905-641-8877 FREE